A film composer and co-director, Austin Ray grew up on the Californian/Mexican border. Musically, her natural style is cinematic and atmospheric, yet melody-driven.
It evokes images of hidden pathways, wide-open spaces, and forgotten history using a blend of real instruments and electronics. She has scored commercials for BMW, United Nations, Jo Loves (Jo Malone, CBE), etc. Her original music can be heard in “Into the Silent Sea” (dir. Andrej Landin) and “Chiaroscuro” (dir. Daniel Drummond), which have won the Student Academy Award and BAFTA Student Film Award, premiered at Telluride Film Festival and Palm Spring Int’l Short Festival, among others. In the documentary realm, she has composed shorts starring NBA basketball star Blake Griffith for Players’ Tribune, along with Island Earth, a feature documentary on the issue of GMO’s. Her co-directorial debut, "The Listening Box", which she additionally composed, was honored by the Directors Guild of America and was a Semi-Finalist at the Student Academy Awards, along with the Austin Film Festival [Audience Award Winner] and Savannah Film Festival [HBO Best Student Short Winner].